From Peats to Pirates

The latest films from the Between Islands project showcase some of our own Orcadian performers.

Tom Muir gives a detailed account of Pirate John Gow, his exploits, and how his story inspired Sir Walter Scott to pen his novel The Pirate. 

Groatie Hoose Tankerness House Gardens, supposedly created from the ballast of Pirate John Gow’s ship

This film features duo Saltfishforty performing  The Ballad of Pirate Gow, continuing the series of online performances by the Between Islands musicians.

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